Greater New Orleans

June  2018

Second Saturday of the month • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Dutch Oven Cooking, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join the Bogue Chitto Dutch Oven Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a Dutch Oven Gathering, as they prepare a variety of dishes in this outdoor cooking method that is growing in popularity.
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Tuesdays - Saturdays • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues-Fri: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sat: 1-4 p.m. Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
Third Saturday of the Month • Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego - Dutch Oven Cooking, 10 a.m. - noon. The park will host the WEGO Cookers, a chapter of the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, for a cooking demonstration and sampling. Participants can learn about this increasingly-popular form of cooking, the actual Dutch oven pots and much more. For more information call 888.677.2296 toll free or 504.736.7140 locally.
6/1/2018 to 7/31/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Geocaching History Museums, By Appointment Only Begin your history geocache at Otis House museum in Madisonville. During the guided tour, learn how Fairview-Riverside State Park became a state park, what the site was originally used for and how it eventually was donated to the state to become what it is today. At the end of the tour pick up a fun activity sheet to test what you learned as you navigated the museum. Maps and contact information on an additional nine museums and historic sites will be available to guide you to your next historical geocache. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
6/6/2018 • Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton - Native Reptiles and Amphibians, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Join the Park Interpretive Ranger and fellow enthusiast James Beck, to learn about the Native Reptiles and Amphibians of Bogue Chitto State Park. Program will begin at 11 a.m., later followed by a night hike at 8 p.m. to locate and identify the calling frogs of the evening. For more information call 888.677.7312 toll free or 985.839.5707 locally.

July  2018

6/1/2018 to 7/31/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Geocaching History Museums, By Appointment Only Begin your history geocache at Otis House museum in Madisonville. During the guided tour, learn how Fairview-Riverside State Park became a state park, what the site was originally used for and how it eventually was donated to the state to become what it is today. At the end of the tour pick up a fun activity sheet to test what you learned as you navigated the museum. Maps and contact information on an additional nine museums and historic sites will be available to guide you to your next historical geocache. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
7/3/2018 to 6/30/2019 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.
7/7/2018 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Skulls, Skins & Scat...What animal is that?, 10 a.m. Join the interpretive ranger to learn about the wildlife encountered in the park. Compare mammals to birds and reptiles with bio-facts to learn characteristics of each species. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.

August  2018

7/3/2018 to 6/30/2019 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.

September  2018

7/3/2018 to 6/30/2019 • Fairview - Riverside State Park, Madisonville - Otis House Museum Tours, Tues - Thurs: By App.t Only; Friday & Sat: 1-4 pm Visit the c.1885 Otis House to learn more about the Jay sawmill community along the Tchefuncte River and St. Tammany lifestyle during the 1885-1930 time span. For more information call 888.677.3247 toll free or 985.845.3318 locally.